Consent for operation of the Alve field expires on 31 December 2021. In order to recover the remaining reserves from the field, Equinor has applied for consent to extend the operating life of the facilities on the field.

We have now granted consent for the use of the facilities on the Alve field until 31 December 2036.

The Alve field

Alve is in the Norwegian Sea, 16 kilometres south-west of Norne. Water depth in the area is 370 metres. Alve was discovered in 1990, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 2007. The development concept is a standard subsea template with four well slots and three production wells tied back to the Norne FPSO (production and storage vessel) by a pipeline. Production began in 2009.